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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be self-conscious about your smile and find it hard to eat certain foods.

Navid Family Dental & Associates in Peabody, MA, offers traditional and implant-supported bridges that are beautiful and long-lasting.

A dental bridge is a reliable option that will restore your smile and bite. Our dentists will help you determine which type is best for you.

What Is a Dental Bridge? Traditional vs. Implant-Supported Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is designed to replace a missing tooth or several consecutive missing teeth. The restoration is made up of pontics (false teeth) attached to dental crowns.

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Traditional Bridge

A traditional bridge is a fast, affordable solution. 

Two healthy teeth on either side of the gap will hold the bridge in place after they are reshaped to accept crowns. Using our CEREC® technology, we can design and place your dental bridge in one appointment. 

We use high-quality dental materials that look like natural teeth for a beautiful, long-lasting result. 

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Implant-Supported Bridge 

An implant-supported bridge is supported by dental implants (titanium posts that replace tooth roots) inserted into the jawbone, where they function as replacement tooth roots.

You typically need one implant to support each end of the bridge. If the gap requires several pontics, additional implants can be added. Implant-supported bridges are far superior to cantilever bridges, an outdated solution that uses just one adjacent tooth for support.

Making Dental Bridges Affordable Restore Your Smile While Staying in Budget

Navid Family Dental & Associates can help you restore your smile with a custom-crafted dental bridge that fits your budget. We accept all major dental insurance plans, CareCredit®, and LendingClub®. We also have affordable in-house financing plans so you won't have to wait for treatment.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with our Peabody dentists, contact us today.

5-Star Reviews of Our Dental Practice


Lizette Milian

Peabody, MA


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My first time there. All the people there where very nice information on what going to happen. The doctor came in and told me what need to be and how. It was the best dentist I have seen in a long time. Ty

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Irina Bader

Peabody, MA


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I have been a patient of Dr. Navid for a long time…He is the most passionate and caring dentist on the North Shore. Highly recommend his entire team to any new patients. Very knowledgeable, skillful professional who loves what he is doing. Never disappointed with his work done !

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Focused on Patient Comfort

For patients that need a help relaxing during treatment, our dentists offer light sedation with nitrous oxide. This allows anxious patients to remain calm while receiving the care needed to improve oral health.

Our dental practice provides families in Peabody, MA, with a full range of treatment options so you can get the care you need to enjoy optimal oral health and beautiful smiles for life. 

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Same-Day Traditional Bridges

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Traditional dental bridges typically require one or two appointments, depending on the type of materials used to create your bridge.

In either case, our dentist will first alter the teeth that will hold the dental crowns. We will then take an impression to design the bridge, which will be fabricated on-site using our CEREC technology or sent to a trusted off-site lab. 

With a same-day bridge, we can place it immediately after it has been crafted, which takes about an hour. Otherwise, we will provide you with a temporary bridge until you return for the permanent bridge. 

How Is an Implant-Supported Bridge Placed?

Implant-supported bridges require a series of appointments and a months-long healing period to allow the implants to fuse with the bone. The entire process takes longer than traditional bridges. However, dental implants stop the bone atrophy that would otherwise occur without tooth roots.

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We use modern technology and high-quality materials for a long-lasting, natural-looking result. A well-positioned implant can last for decades or even a lifetime. The bridge restoration will eventually need to be replaced. However, bridge replacement with implants doesn't require altering healthy teeth.  

If you have elected to receive an implant-supported restoration, Drs. Shahram Navid and Justin Cifuni, can perform all the steps, from implant surgery to designing the bridge, at our practice in Peabody.

Navid Family Dental & Associates

Navid Family Dental & Associates

At Navid Family Dental & Associates in Peabody, MA, our dentists, periodontist, and dental hygienists provide superior dental care to our patients and their families. Our dentists are affiliated with many professional organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Massachusetts Dental Society
  • The North Shore District Dental Society
  • The American Academy of Periodontology

To schedule an appointment or request more information, please contact us online or give us a call at (978) 532-5550.

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